Our vertical farm systems include sophisticated and adaptable lighting, nutrient delivery (aeroponic & hydroponic), effective space utilisation and end to end automation (with in-house robotics), eliminating resource intensive production bottlenecks.
An effective growing system should be at the heart of any vertical farm and, depending on solution chosen, we also provide in-house developed ancillary equipment, such as automated seeding, hyper-spectral imaging, tray movement, and harvesting as part of the overall system. This is all integrated with and controlled by DIANA.
VF’s radical approach is what is required to challenge the unit economics of vertical farming and unlock the sector’s potential. And our approach is not conceptual – it’s proven robust, and commercially viable.
Whether our systems are deployed in containers or in larger design and build projects, responsibility for the design, build, commissioning, hand over, and monitoring of the system is our responsibility – providing a full end-to-end service.
We are ready for the long game. Our systems are built to last for over 20 years (and much more for some components), supported by warranties, and long-term plans for planned and reactive maintenance.
DIANA is an advanced Software as a Service (SaaS) product that enables operators of our farms to control, monitor, and optimise growing conditions. The platform works hand in hand with thousands of sensors to provide a high degree of control and efficiency across the entirety of the growing environment and wider farm operations. Users also benefit from a continuous flow of data, shares across Vertical Future’s growing network. The more partners the greater the data and insights.
Leverage VF’s growing recipes and know-how across a wide range of product types and growing parameters, as well as building your own product profiles. Our team has spent years developing ‘baseline’ recipes and these data (which improve over time) are provided to you.
Develop, input, and monitor your own unique growing algorithms, leveraging the unmatched level of flexibility across VF’s growing systems. Lighting recipes, airflow speed, nutrient composition, irrigation frequency, and photoperiods can all be applied at a very granular level – constantly tailoring the system to the needs of each crop you grow.
Our contract research ranges from short-term projects assessing crop viability under varying conditions to controlled plant production for clinical trials. Integral to our business is vertical farming research and development, fostering innovation and success while providing outsourced contract growing services via our extensive network, team, technology, and expertise.
With every new farm built and partner onboarded, we aim to pave the way for future research partnerships, often inclusive of co-funded or externally funded research opportunities.
Starting with a conversation to understand your business goals, our Vertical Farming Consultants offer comprehensive pre-project support including feasibility studies, market assessments, and competitive analysis. Drawing on our practical experience of building and scaling Minicrops, our London-based vertical farming business, we know how to grow, market, and sell produce.
A dedicated Project Manager leads our growing team of experts across disciplines, ensuring regular engagement with your team. This firsthand knowledge is critical from the outset for any successful vertical farming venture.
The sector is young and needs nurturing. Running a farm is not an easy undertaking. Our prior and ongoing operating experience, team, and technology collectively put us in a great position to help you through your journey, whether it be through an interim arrangement or permanent operation under contract.
Farms that require our assistance through a more comprehensive operating service are supported by a rolling operating and maintenance (O&M) agreement, which places VF at the centre of the operating structure.